Nov 30, 2013 3:30pm EST
be thinking, i don't remember the informed consent for that. that is because not only were you not given informed consent, you are not asked to consent. mandatoryaw, it is that children be tested shortly after birth for a variety of genetic diseases. genetics has been around for 40 years. why is this going to change? i am a southern californian. there were about 100,000 cars in california. today there are about 20 million cars. in kinds, differences are important. differences in degree are important. 20 million cars have changed where californians live, where work, and the very air we breathe. we have had genetic testing for over 40 years, but it has been minor. only eight have you raised your hands when i asked you about genetic test. i suspect that within the next 10 years everyone in this room not only will have been genetically tested, but will have his or her whole genome sequence on file in your electronic medical record. by the way, it is really important that we now have electronic medical records, because if we were to write out your genetic , they would be as long as f second.